Weekly Schedule - Microeconomics
Spring 2011
Week
Date
Topics Covered
Assignments Due
1
1/18 What is economics all about?  read chapter 1
1/20
The importance of graphs in economics
read chapter 21 appendix on graphing
2
1/25
Factors of Production
read chapter 2 
1/27
Production Possibilities Curve
 
3
2/1
Demand and Supply
read chapters 3 & 4 
2/3
Equilibrium
HW 1 due
4
2/8
Elasticity of Demand
read chapter 5
2/10
Additional Elasticities
 
5
2/15
Economic Efficiency
read chapter 6
2/17
Market Failure
HW 2 due 
6
2/22
W i n t e r   B r e a k  ! !

2/24
W i n t e r   B r e a k  ! !
7
3/1
Consumer Choice
read chapter 7
3/3
Indifference Curves

8
3/8
The Firm and Production
read chapter 8
3/10
The Firm and Costs
HW 3 due
9
3/15
Perfect Competition
read chapter 9 
3/17
Monopoly
read chapter 10
10
3/22
Comparing Perfect Competition & Monopoly
HW 4 due
3/24
Monopolistic Competition read chapter 11 
11
3/29
Oligopoly
read chapter 11
3/31
Game Theory HW 5 due
12
4/5
S p r i n g   B r e a k  ! !

4/7
S p r i n g   B r e a k  ! !
13 4/12
The Economics of Labor
read chapter 12
4/14
Labor Markets

14
4/19
The Role of Government read chapter 16 / HW 6 due
4/21
Public Choice

15
4/26
Economics and the Environment
read chapter 18
4/28
Tradable Permits

16 5/3
Income Distribution read chapter 19 
5/5
Transfer Systems
HW 7 due
17
5/10
Final Exam  ==>  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
covers the entire semester


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